United Kingdom police names two London attackers, says one previously known to them

Cheryl Sanders
June 6, 2017

"We have constant attacks going on, not just there but across the globe, and we have to start putting national security and global security at an all time high", she told a White House briefing.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the British government to cancel a state visit by President Donald Trump.

Under grey skies on a late spring day, mourners held up signs such as "Love for all, hatred for none" and "N.Ireland supports London", as the British flag flew at half-mast on the bridge, a monument of national endurance.

Crowds gathered by London's beloved Tower Bridge on Monday - many Muslims among them - to grieve for the victims of the city's second jihadist attack in three months.

Three jihadis drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before running into the bustling Borough Market area where they slit people's throats and stabbed them indiscriminately.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that left seven dead and dozens injured.

The Islamic State militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a USA -led coalition, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Scotland Yard said he was known to police and MI5 but there was no intelligence to suggest an attack.

As the heartbroken family of Christine Archibald mourn her death in Saturday's terror attack in London, the hashtag #ChrissySentMe is trending on Twitter as acts of kindness are performed in the former Calgary resident's name. "London will never be broken by terrorism", he said.

Butt, 27, who was pictured after being shot dead by police along with his two accomplices, is of Pakistani origin and was married with two children.

Forty-eight people were injured, 18 of whom remained in a critical condition on Monday.

Police said six women and four men arrested after the attack were still being questioned.

"Chrissy was a bright light to many, and her generosity, kind spirit and huge heart for her work in responding to issues of addictions and homelessness at the centre inspired us all".

The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from London, said he is believed to be among those who died after his bank card was found on a body at the scene.

Premier Rachel Notley said Albertans have been shocked and deeply saddened by the attack.

Before holding a minute's silence, Khan, the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Western European city, said: "I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these ugly crimes".

"We do have a very, very powerful counter-terrorist effort, but as I've indicated, the threat seems to be changing, so we need to look at our strategy, we need to look at our resourcing, we need to look at the techniques we're using", she told the BBC's Radio 4.

Most of those involved in the three recent attacks were known to the security services, but none had been considered to pose a threat that required extra surveillance.

Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighbourhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown.

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